How to remove the uninit virus

Most antivirus programs identify uninit.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_WC.F0BEE05E915 or TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00A215, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Bavload.a.

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Uninit.exe file information

Here is some of what is known about the 6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105) process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: Uninit.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file uninit.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 643,130 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 581,632 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The uninit.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify uninit.exe related errors

Important: You should check the uninit.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving uninit issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active uninit process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the uninit.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

uninit.exe [all]